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Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival

Dennison Theatre
Special Event
Fri, 04/26/2013 - Sat, 04/27/2013

This annual jazz festival at the University of Montana offers jazz education for high school and middle school students with an emphasis on instrumental and vocal jazz, as well as jazz vocabulary. The two night concerts feature Steve Roach (trumpet), Chris Smith (drum set), Michael Kocour (piano), Paul McKee (trombone) and Montana’s own Clipper Anderson (bass).On both evenings, experience a spectacular musical event with the High School Best Section Big Band (new to 2013) and outstanding soloists from the daytime events along with more musical artistry.The Festival also supports other jazz performances throughout the week through Jazzoula; a special ‘After Hours’ session with the festival guest artists and local greats.The fun and learning continues throughout each day with clinics, ensemble critiques, workshops, open rehearsals and master classes with guest artists, local musicians and faculty from the University of Montana.The UM/Buddy DeFranco Festival promises to be an exciting opportunity to learn more about the language of jazz and a great weekend of music and jazz education.